I went to Harlequin in search of info for The Midas Trap so I could do my normal blog write-up. But I got sidetracked on the main page. Harlequin is now offering Advance Release Feature. That means you can buy next month’s releases NOW! I think this is a very cool thing for a publisher to offer. This means I can get October Luna releases before they hit the bookstores. And Bombshells. And Mira. What a neat idea!

Poison Study is one of the Luna October releases.

About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace — and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.

And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly’s Dust — and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.

As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can’t control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren’t so clear….

I was going to add this book to my shopping cart but one thing stopped me. The List Price is 19.95. Their price is 15.95 but still. 19.95 seems like a steep price for a trade size paperback. Yowch.

Song of Unmaking sounds good too. And much more reasonably priced at 13.95 (11.16 their price)

So, I can get next month’s Bombshells now 🙂 I’m loving these Bombshells which is a big thing for me to say because I’m normally not a category fan. But these, I love! And I see that Erica Orloff has a new book coming from Red Dress Ink next month, Do They Wear High Heels in Heaven?

I’m Lily, a New York newspaper columnist, mother of two, divorcée of one and partner in crime to Michael, English professor, novelist and best friend extraordinaire. We’ve been friends forever — well, since I nearly burned down our apartment building while trying to cook. Michael and I have weathered disco, bad fashion, bad perms, bad boyfriends — for both of us — my failed marriage, parenthood and writer’s block.

Laughter has helped — and so have the martinis.

But now we face our biggest challenge: the C word. And if I have my way, Michael will be giving up his freewheeling bachelor ways and settling down once and for all. Because I have some very specific wishes for who should take over parental duty when I’m gone. Of course, I refuse to take this lying down — even when the doctors tell me to lie down and shut up. Because although I’m sick, I’m determined to wear my high heels and lipstick. I’m gonna look good or die trying, dammit.

I could buy all these books in advance! Next week. When Josh gets paid. We donated money to the hurricane relief and to various friends who have lost everything with this paycheck. And I don’t regret one penny or miss one book. I’m blessed to still have all of my books and a large number of them still TBR. I’m just blessed in general.

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